Home prices saw the steepest increase ever in early 2019 before the gains were trimmed by weakened sentiment and falling sales in the second half of the yearOffice rents peaked in Q1 and have since fallen over the course of 2019The retail sector was hardest hit by the social unrest which stifled any hope of a rebound in retail rents for core submarketsThe volume of major property transactions shrank to a 10-year low alongside the decline in commercial real estate rentsThe leasing and investment outlook across all sectors in 2020 is set to remain subdued as US-China trade tensions and local social unrest continue to weigh on sentiment.HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 December 2019 - The Hong Kong property market has borne witness to the city's turmoil in 2019. Home prices experienced their steepest increase in the first half of 2019 but have seen those gains trimmed in recent months in the face of the growing social unrest. The ongoing trade tensions and … [Read more...] about Hit by Double Woes, Hong Kong Property Market Heads for an Uncertain 2020
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The paintings on display at the Exhibition Hall in the Fine Art University (Photo: Khanh Chi) “I’m really impressed by the exhibit. The paintings are so beautiful. The exhibit shows the experience and personality of both artists. I like many paintings here, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. But I especially like the painting of the hometown of Anh that her husband painted. I think it has a special story,” said Pam DeVolder from the US. “The exhibit shows the two artists’ love for Vietnam, their homeland, even though they’re currently living far away. The painting that I like the most is the one named “Chuc Son afternoon”, which features a peaceful village in Vietnam. The other paintings are beautiful scenes from Washington DC, where they are living now. There are also a lot of really beautiful still-life paintings depicting lemons and cherries, for example. The colors are bright and full of life,” said Le Kim Dung … [Read more...] about “Love will keep us alive” exhibit
Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo (right) and Indra Sjafri of Indonesia at the press conference ahead the final match of men’s football category of the SEA Games. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Linh HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam men's U22 football team are one win away from the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ title, and head coach Park Hang-seo says they'll be throwing to kitchen sink at Indonesia in search of glory. The final at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila kicks off at 7pm today (Hà Nội time). In the semi-finals on Saturday, Việt Nam beat Cambodia 4-0, while Indonesia defeated Myanmar 4-2 after extra time. The final will be Việt Nam's first in 10 years in a competition Vietnamese fans are still waiting for a title. “The whole team are only one step from the SEA Games’ gold medal. Fans, training board as well as Vietnamese footballers can be proud of what Việt Nam did at this … [Read more...] about Games glory awaits Việt Nam: coach Park
The proposed tariff cut is aimed to balance bilateral trade relations. The US has requested Vietnam to cut its import tariffs on a number of agricultural products in 2020 and afterwards, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF). The items subject to tariff reduction include chicken and processed chicken meat, almond, grape, wheat, pork, potato, among others, aiming to balance bilateral trade relations. A reduction of import tariffs on these products would be included in the government’s revised Decree No.125 on amendments to certain articles of Decree No.122 on export duty schedule, preferential import duty schedule, and lists of commodities and their flat tax rates, compound tax rates and outside tariff quota rates. Specifically, tariff on chicken and processed chicken meat is proposed to be cut from the current 20% to 14.5% in 2020, and 0% in 2028. The US also requested Vietnam to reduce tariffs on fresh apples and grapes to 0% in 2020 while the tariffs on wheat, … [Read more...] about US asks Vietnam to cut import tariffs on agricultural products
Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?